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From Houston Stockton to Bryan Braman, there are several Spokane-area ties to Philadelphia Eagles

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Najee Goode (52) and defensive end Bryan Braman (50), celebrate after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. (Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)
Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Najee Goode (52) and defensive end Bryan Braman (50), celebrate after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. (Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)

Spokane-area ties to the Philadelphia Eagles are numerous.

Current Eagles player Bryan Braman and long-ago assistant coach Jerry Williams were profiled in recent articles in The Spokesman-Review.

Former Washington State Cougars Destiny Vaeao and Dom Williams were on the Eagles roster this season. Vaeao was inactive for the Super Bowl. Williams has been on injured reserve.

Braman saw some game action and recorded one solo tackle in Philadelphia’s 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots.

Another local connection to the Eagles was Gonzaga University football star Houston Stockton who played for the 1926 NFL champion Frankford Yellow Jackets.

Documented history of the Yellow Jackets notes that Stockton, the grandfather of basketball Hall of Famer John Stockton, threw key touchdown passes for the Yellow Jackets in the 1926 season. By virtue of holding the league’s best record, Frankford was declared NFL champion. Frankford became the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933, which coincided with the season of the first official NFL championship game.


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